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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.


Displaying records 1 through 20 (75 total).

Boston Children's Hospital. 2020. Organizing care and relationships for families: Care map. Boston, MA: Boston Children's Hospital, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides information on the care map application, a tool to assist families and the professionals they partner with to coordinate and plan health care for children with special health care needs and for all children. The website includes a how-to guide for families and a guide for professionals supporting families. This resource won the 2020 Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs Challenge sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Contact: Boston Children's Hospital , 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Telephone: (617) 355-6000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-7944 Web Site: http://www.childrenshospital.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Care coordination, Children with special health care needs, Mobile applications

Clark M, ed. 2017–2019. Smiles for Life: A national oral health curriculum (4th ed.). Leawood, KS: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, multiple items.

Annotation: This curriculum for health professionals and educators comprises eight courses addressing oral health. Courses focus on the relationship between oral health and systemic health; child oral health; adult oral health; acute oral health problems; pregnancy and women’s oral health; caries risk assessment, fluoride varnish, and counseling; the oral exam; and oral health for older adults. The courses can be taken for continuing education credit or simply to gain knowledge on the topics.

Contact: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 540, Leawood, KS 66211, Telephone: (913) 906-6000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 274-7928 Fax: (913) 906-6096 E-mail: stfmoffice@stfm.org Web Site: http://www.stfm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Continuing education, Curricula, Dental care, Distance education, Financing, Infants, Mobile applications, Multimedia, Older adults, Oral health, Pregnant women, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials, Training, Young children

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. 2017. CDC DentalCheck: Infection prevention & control checklist application. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This checklist is a companion to Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care. The checklist is divided into two categories: (1) policies and practices and (2) direct observation of personnel and patient-care practices. Each category is broken into subcategories, and each subcategory includes checkboxes to indicate whether an assessment has been done and space to record notes and areas for improvement.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinic administration, Disease prevention, Health facilities, Health services delivery, Infection control, Injury prevention, Mobile applications, Oral health, Patient care, Policy development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Records management, Safety

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2016. State application/annual report. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, multiple items.

Annotation: These applications/annual reports provide data on financial, program, and performance measures for state maternal and child health (MCH) programs. The reports also include a description of the status and activities of each program within the context of its data. Topics include the five-year needs assessment, state-selected priorities, linkage of state priorities to national and state performance and outcome measures, and five-year action plan. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Applications, Community action, Financing, Goals, Measures, Needs assessment, Program descriptions, Program development, Program evaluation, Program planning, Social Security Act, State MCH programs, Statistical data, Title V

Wyoming Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. State of Wyoming Marginal Dental Health Program. Cheyenne, WY: Wyoming Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 4 pp.

Annotation: This form is designed to help families with low incomes understand and apply for dental benefits for their infant, child, or adolescent from birth to age 19 in Wyoming who is not covered by Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program. Contents include a description of program eligibility and benefits, including information about co-payments and coverage for dental sealants.

Contact: Wyoming Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 420, Cheyenne, WY 82002, Telephone: (307) 777-6921 Web Site: https://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/medicaid/ihs-638-tribal-health/dental-services Available on request from OHRC.

Keywords: Adolescents, Applications, Children, Dental care, Dental insurance, Dental sealants, Eligibility, Forms, Low income groups, Oral health, Program descriptions, State programs, Third party payers, Wyoming

International Association of Dental Traumatology. 2016. Information for patients. International Association of Dental Traumatology, multiple items.

Annotation: This mobile app and poster provide information for parents and other caregivers about oral injuries, including how to prevent oral trauma in primary teeth, what to do in case of a fall that affects permanent teeth, and what to do if a permanent tooth is broken or knocked out. The app is available in Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Northern Sami, Norwegian Bokmal, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. The poster is available in Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: International Association of Dental Traumatology, RES Seminars Inc., 4425 Cass Street, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92019, E-mail: IADT@iadt-dentaltrauma.org Web Site: https://www.iadt-dentaltrauma.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Critical care, Dental care, Emergency medical services, Falls, First aid, Injuries, Injury prevention, International health, Mobile applications, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Posters, Safety, Trauma care

Zero to Three. 2015–. Text4baby. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides health tips timed to a woman’s stage of pregnancy or an infant’s age. The service enables pregnant women and new mothers to get health information delivered regularly to their mobile phones by text message. Messages focus on topics such as nutrition, safe sleep, breastfeeding, oral health, and tobacco use. The program also connects women to public clinics and support services for prenatal and infant care. Messages are available in English and Spanish. A mobile application is also available.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education, Health services delivery, Infant health, Mobile applications, Parent education, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, Technology

Zero To Three, Military Families Projects. 2015-. Babies on the homefront. Washington, DC: Zero To Three, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides military and veteran parents ideas for enhancing everyday moments with their infant or toddler. Contents include behavior tips, ideas for creating activities, and information and ideas on self-care. Parents can personalize the app with their infant’s picture and create a photo gallery of their child’s moods. Parents can sort the information by their young child’s age and specify their situation as At Home, Leaving Soon, Deployed, Home Again, a Veteran, or visiting a hospital. The app also allows access to a series of videos on parenting for military and veteran families. The resource is available in English and Spanish. A handout to share with parents and professionals is also available.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infants, Military, Mobile applications, Parents, Spanish language materials, Toddlers

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. 2015. Suicide Safe: The suicide prevention app for health care providers. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, 1 v.

Early Head Start National Resource Center. 2015. OpenDoors: The home-based option–An interactive tool designed for the home-based option. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 1 v.

Annotation: This tool is designed to support the day-to-day work of Head Start home visitors and those who work with them. Users can explore the home visitor’s handbook and other resources in a multimedia format. Topics include child development and early learning; family engagement and relationships; health, safety, and nutrition; program management and supervision; and regulations. The tool is accessible via mobile phone and tablet and offers home visitors the opportunity to read, review, rate, save, and organize materials. A video tutorial is included.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Home visiting, Mobile applications, Multimedia, Resources for professionals

Mathematica Policy Research and Public Health Institute. 2015. Promoting maternal and child health through health text messaging: An evaluation of the Text4baby program—Final report. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 73 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an evaluation to assess the implementation and effectiveness of Text4baby, a free text messaging program for pregnant women and new mothers with an infant up to age one. The program is designed to improve maternal and child health among underserved populations in the United States. Topics include awareness, participation, health information knowledge, and behavior among women receiving prenatal care from four community health centers. The evaluation also addressed the role of the public-private partnership and lessons learned about the use of text messaging to provide health information during pregnancy.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Health behavior, Health promotion, Infant health, Knowledge level, Maternal health, Mobile applications, Outreach, Participation, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Program evaluation, Public awareness campaigns

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Pfizer, Unity Consortium. 2015. THRIVE (Teen Health Resources, Information and Vaccine Education). Deerfield, IL: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine,

Annotation: This app is designed to empower parents to begin a dialogue with their adolescent or young adult on important health topics, and help manage their own health. Features include a library of health and wellness topics to help parents have discussions with their teen or young adult. The app also provides parents with conversation starters for difficult or sensitive topics; health exams and preventive health information including vaccinations and well-visits; risk-oriented behavior, such as drinking, smoking, or sexual health; social media; and more.

Contact: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100, Deerfield, IL 60015, Telephone: (847) 753-5226 Fax: (847) 480-9282 E-mail: sam@adolescenthealth.org Web Site: http://www.adolescenthealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Communication, Mobile applications, Parents, Self care, Transition planning, Young adults

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2014-. SaferCar (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1 v.

Annotation: This mobile application provides information and functions to help parents make informed car safety decisions. Features include vehicle crash test ratings, help installing car seats, and safety headlines and alerts including recalls on car seats and tires. Campaign marketing tools are also available. Available in English and Spanish.

Contact: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., West Building, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone: (888) 327-4236 Secondary Telephone: (800)424-9153 Web Site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Car seats, Children, Infants, Injury prevention, Mobile applications, Motor vehicle safety, Multimedia, Parent education, Parents, Public awareness campaigns, Spanish language materials

Gross BJ, Turner W, Machledt D. 2014. Advocate's guide to MAGI (upd.). Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 71 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This document describes the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) methodology for evaluating eligibility for health care affordability program applicants and enrollees. It also provides guidance on implementing and governing the methodology. Topics include Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) populations and eligibility categories subject or exempted from MAGI, determination of countable income, household composition in the marketplace vs. Medicaid/CHIP, household scenarios, MAGI conversion for Medicaid and CHIP, state options for the transition to MAGI-based eligibility systems, and MAGI and the single streamlined application. An accompanying webinar, The World According to MAGI, covers the ins-and-outs of the rules by working through hypothetical family scenarios.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Applications, Children, Eligibility determination, Families, Family income, Federal initiatives, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State programs

Chien E. 2014. WYhealth due date plus (v 1.4). [no place]: Wildflower Health, 1 item.

Annotation: This mobile application for pregnant women provides access to health advice and health care services offered by the Wyoming Department of Health. Features include week-by-week updates, a due date calculator, a weight gain calculator, pregnancy milestones, daily tips and affirmations, symptoms and issues, personalized healthy pregnancy actions, pregnancy programs from major health plans, and the BabyBoost relaxation tool. A version for women enrolled in Medicaid provides access to a nurse-staffed call line and other Medicaid-specific referral services.

Contact: Wyoming Department of Health, 401 Hathaway Building, Fourth Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002 , Telephone: (307) 777-7656 Secondary Telephone: (866) 571-0944 Fax: (307) 777-7439 Web Site: http://wdh.state.wy.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Consumer education materials, Information services, Medicaid, Mobile applications, Pregnant women, Public health services, Referrals, Technology, Wyoming

Zero to Three. 2014. Let's play. Brookfield, CT: ShufflePoint, 5.8 MB.

Annotation: This mobile application for parents provides activities to support infants' and toddlers' early learning. The activities are organized by routine (commuting, chores, bedtime and bathtime, mealtime, and shopping). Parents can search activities by age (from birth to age 18 months, 18 to 36 months, and 3 to 5 years).

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infants, Learning, Mobile applications, Play, Young children

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of State and Community Health. 2014. Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to States Program: Guidance and forms for the Title V application/annual report. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of State and Community Health, every 3 years.

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2014. KnowBullying: Put the power to prevent bullying in your hand. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 v.

Annotation: This mobile application is designed to help parents start a conversation with their children about bullying. The application describes strategies to prevent bullying and explains how to recognize warning signs that a child is bullying or being bullied. A section for educators is also included. The application is available in English, German, Northern Sami, and Spanish.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Children, Communication, Consumer education materials, Mobile applications, Non English language materials, Parent child relations, Parents, Spanish language materials, Violence prevention

Martinez KM, Uekusa S. 2014. 2013 national survey of Text4baby participants. [San Marcos, CA]: California State University San Marcos, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the results of a nationwide telephone survey of Text4baby participants, in the areas of reminders for appointments and immunizations, accessing health information, informing women of health information and medical issues, facilitating communication with medical providers, and helping women access services and make healthy choices for them and their baby. It also describes the perceived usefulness of Tex4baby and linguistic appropriateness for Spanish speakers,

Keywords: Consumer education, Mobile applications, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Program evaluation, Public awareness campaigns, Spanish language materials, Surveys, Technology

myStrength. 2014. myStrength. Greenwood Village, CO: myStrength, 1 v.

Annotation: This evidence-based care program addresses depression and anxiety with an integrated drug and alcohol program. The program helps users create myChallenges support resources, which are cognitive behavioral therapy-based tools for relapse prevention planning. With the help of motivational interviewing techniques, myStrength meets users where they are. myStrength can enhance care models by providing consumers with 24-hour access to web and mobile self-care tools.

Keywords: Depression, Mental health, Mobile applications

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.